Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UAE opens drive-through coronavirus testing site

The United Arab Emirates said it has launched a drive-through coronavirus testing facility as part of the Gulf state's efforts to fight the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Kentucky, there are more than 272,000 people caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. If you are one of those people, the person you are caring for is considered high risk for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Most ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UN launches virus aid plan, says all of humanity at risk

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the entire human race, the United Nations warned Wednesday as it launched a humanitarian response plan featuring an appeal for $2 billion to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Turkey using drug from China for coronavirus

Turkey's health minister said Monday that the country is using a drug sent from China on patients suffering from the novel coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Albania, Bulgaria record first coronavirus deaths in Balkans

Albania and Bulgaria reported the first deaths from the novel coronavirus in the Balkans on Wednesday, as one of Europe's poorest regions braces for the spread of the virus that is wreaking havoc across the globe.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Morocco announces first coronavirus death

Morocco's health ministry said Tuesday the country had recorded its first death linked to the new coronavirus, an 89-year-old woman who suffered from chronic health problems.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

App helps reduce osteoarthritis pain

By performing a few simple physical exercises daily, and receiving information about their disease regularly, 500 osteoarthritis patients were able to on average halve their pain in 6 months—and improve their physical function. ...

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Chronic (medicine)

In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent. The term chronic describes the course of the disease, or its rate of onset and development. A chronic course is distinguished from a recurrent course; recurrent diseases relapse repeatedly, with periods of remission in between. As an adjective, chronic can refer to a persistent and lasting medical condition. Chronicity is usually applied to a condition that lasts more than three months.

The definition of a disease or causative condition may depend on the disease being chronic, and the term chronic will often, but not always appear in the description:

Many chronic diseases require chronic care management for effective long-term treatment.

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